Poll: Americans Identifying As Liberal Reaches New High

The percentage of Americans identifying as liberal ticked up to a new record high, according to a new poll released Friday.

The new Gallup poll found that 23 percent of Americans identify as liberals, the highest number since Gallup started asking the question in its current form in 1992.

That finding is still eclipsed by the percentage of Americans identify as conservative. The Gallup poll also found that 38 percent of Americans identify as conservative, down from in 2010 when 40 percent said they identify as conservative. Thirty-four percent of Americans identify as moderate, the poll also found.

Another recent Gallup report found that in 2013 a record low number of Americans identified as Republicans.

The latest Gallup poll surveyed 18,871 adults aged 18 and older. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percent.

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